Lakefield Township Early Pioneers of Saginaw County, Michigan
Lakefield Township Early Pioneers of Saginaw County, Michigan

George August Rohn



George “August” Rohn was born March 23, 1870 in Wuttenberg, Germany. He married Mary Katherine Hansinger/Hensinger on December 3, 1894 in Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan. At the time of their marriage, August and Mary were both living in Taymouth, Saginaw County, Michigan. Mary Katherine was born on February 5, 1876 in Germany to Leonard and Katherine Gueber/Grubel Hansinger/Hensinger.


August and Mary Katherine had the following child:

  1. Richard H. Rohn was born July 8, 1896 in Frankenmuth Township, Saginaw County, Michigan and died on July 18, 1896 in Frankenmuth Township, Saginaw County, Michigan.

  2. Arthur William was born March 23, 1904. He married Esther Minnie Martha Roggow on June 17, 1934. Arthur and Esther's children are Albert Rohn, Arthur and Carolyn Rohn.


August registered to vote on April 2, 1906 in Lakefield Township.


In 1910, August and Mary were living in Lakefield Township. The 1910 U.S. Census shows that Mary had two children but only one was alive.


In 1916, August and Mary owned and operated an 80 acre farm in Section 2 on the corner of Chapin and Ederer Roads. Their neighbors were: Phillipe Potvin, Martin Price, Steve Perry and Fred Watson.


Mary died on February 9, 1935 in Lakefield Township and August died on June 10, 1954 in Hemlock, Saginaw County, Michigan. They are both buried in the Richland Lutheran Township Cemetery, Hemlock, Saginaw County, Michigan.




SOURCES: August and Mary Hensinger Rohn's marriage record; Richard H. Rohn's birth record and death record; August Rohn's obituary; Mary Katherine Rohn's death certificate and obituary; Arthur Rohn's obituary and death record;



Pioneers of Lakefield Township - Left to Right: Jacob Brown, Lawrence Dubay, Alva Hinterman, David Dubay, Mr. Harris, George Easlick, Calvin Harris;   Ray Rowell standing towards the top of photo and his daughters, Mildred, Dorothy, and Carrie Rowell,  sitting on the wood pile.    Carry Rowell later married Fred Honaman.     photo from John and Linda Honaman Johnson.



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